King John’s Castle


Welcome to King John’s Castle, on ‘King’s Island’ in the heart of medieval Limerick City. The stunning exhibition at King John’s Castle brings to life over 800 years of dramatic local history.

Explore the  visitor centre with state of the art interpretive activities and exhibitions. 21st century touch screen technology, 3D models and discovery drawer are among the exciting techniques that will connect you to tales of siege and warfare. Children will love the dazzling array of computer generated animations and ghostly projections as they travel back through time. The Education and Activity Room is bustling with tasks to stimulate curious minds.

Relax afterwards in our café – the perfect place to unwind while enjoying terrific views onto the castle courtyard and the Shannon river.

In the busy courtyard, you will discover a medieval campaign tent, a blacksmiths forge and scenes from a seventeenth century siege. The sights, scenes and sounds of King John’s Castle and its environs all combine to recreate the atmosphere of the era.  

Read more about the King John’s Castle Visitor Experience. If you would like to book a ticket for this attraction please go to our online booking system.

Opening Hours:

  • Autumn/ Winter Times - Jan/Feb/March/ October/November/December 2018 - 09.30- 5pm (last entrance at 4pm)
  • Spring/Summer Times - April/May/June/July/August/September 2018- 09.30-6pm (Last entrance at 5pm)


Please note on the follow dates, there will be distruption in the Castle which may result in restricted/limited access to the Courtyard, Castle and the Towers.

Should you require further details, please email

JUNE 2019 - Saturday 15th to Friday 21st .

                  On Tuesday 18th June and Wednesday 19th June, last admission to the castle will be at 2pm andthe castle will close at 3pm.